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to allow workers to opt out of paying union dues. >>> and in san jose, they are trying to keep social programs in place despite the looming cliff and -- and jeanine della vega joins us with more. >> reporter: these people are protesting cuts politicians want to make they are holding up signs and getting honks from drivers on the road. this group of about 30 people have set up tents in front of the office and they are pleased she supports not cutting back on medicare medicaid and social security. for example they are upset that some of the proposals are about raising eligibility rate for people on medicare. other politicians are using the fiscal cliff into intimidating congress into dismantling the programs that others rely on. >> it ought to be used to strengthen the medicare program and we need to make reforms in the medicare program and it ought to be used to strengthen the social security system. >> millions of people depend on these to survive and without them they will end up homeless and these billionaires want to take them away. it is an outrage. >> reporter: the congresswoman
divided over union rights legislation. how one signature could affect millions. plus, from retail giant to bankrupt & broken - a look at the rise and fall of circut city. how top techniques used by wealthy americans turn into big deductions on taxes. and, ways companies are tracking smartphones to learn how to advertise to your children. first business starts now. you're watching first business: financial news, analysis, and today's investment ideas. good morning. it's tuesday, december 11th.i'm angela miles. in today's headlines... the market is still looking for progress on avoiding the fiscal cliff. president obama and congressmen boehner met at the white house yesterday. stocks inched higher on the news, with the dow and s&p 500 near 5-week highs. selling in apple once again held back the nasdaq. gold was up and oil was down. a two-day fed meeting starts today with the fed most likely talking about stimulating the economy by purchasing more treasury bonds to keep interest rates low. the government is selling its remaining stake in aig... and reports say regulators have a $1.9 billio
. >>> the yupon union won accepted the noble peace prize -- the european union accepted the noble peace prize. the eu was honored for promoting peace and human rights in europe. >> the european project has shown it is possible for people and nations to come together across boarders. >> hundreds of people outraged by the eu being awarded protested. they say they are unfit for the honor. >>> coming up, what gmail is blaming for it is e-mail outage this morning and facebook is going forward with policy changes. and the latest on the condition of nelson mandela who was hospitalized over the weekend. oh, you have a keurig vue brewer? oh, it's great! now i can brew my coffee just the way i love it. how do you do that? well, inside the brewer, there's this train that's powerful enough to carry more coffee and fresh water to make coffee that's stronger and bigger... and even hotter! actually, i just press this button. brew the coffee you love -- stronger, bigger, or hotter -- with the keurig vue. because we know how much you do to make the holidays just right. from ornaments to ottomans, memories are
and the critics say it would weaken the power of unions. >>> an oakland business goes up in flames for the second time in months. >>> plus a pipe bomb investigation in pleasant hill, the message parents are hearing from the school superintendent. $ . >>> good morning, it is december 11th, i am dave clark. >> and i am pam cook, time now is 5:30, we definitely feel it getting colder, let's go to steve. >>> it's cold out there for some, upper 20s and 30s all over the bay and an increase in fog and also on the coast means 50s and 60s or low 60s, here is sal. >>> good morning, traffic is moving well as you come to the willow pass grade with no major problems and the morning commute looks good, we have some troubled spots. a complete update ahead, let's go back to dave and pam. >>> flames gutted an apartment building and now some families are homeless. tara moriarty was there moments after the fire started and you just spoke to a woman who was evacuated, what did she say? >> reporter: she said she was sleeping and heard popping sounds and ran downstairs and saw huge flames coming from her office area a
in michigan's capitol city, where legislation is about to be passed that could weaken the power of unions. protestors are furious. republican lawmakers moved quickly last week to enact "right to work legislation," allowing workers at unionized companies not to pay dues to the union, which reduces bargaining power right in the uaw's own back yard. the measure has already been approved by both chambers of michigan's legislature, and final enactment could take place tomorrow. republican governor rick snyder supports the legislation. if enacted, it would make michigan the 24th state with right-to-work laws. recent strikes at a california shipping port are over, but concerns of outsourcing persist. last week, striking workers protested that their jobs were being outsourced. employers denied sending jobs abroad. however, there is evidence that some industries are ramping up outsourcing. consulting firm the hackett group estimates since 2002, 663,000 jobs from large u.s. companies have gone abroad, mainly from industries like information technology, human resources, finance and purchasing. by 20
in union square. >> the flags are whipping. it's crazy loud. >> carrie keyes was one of many people who battled the wind to keep their umbrellas upright and right side out. apparently no matter the weather the time for holiday shopping is short. >> well, obviously it's not keeping us away. [ laughter ] we don't mind it. >> well, with the last bit of daylight we have here, you can see the line between the clouds and blu skies over the coming up next we arrived at treasure island about 5:00 and that is the time that the primary part of the storm morphed south of here. on treasure island, ken pritchett, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> from ken we'll go to the north bay where debora villalon has been monitoring conditions there and a sinkhole that opened up earlier today. >> reporter: that is right, sewn ♪ [ music ] ♪ marin, napa all counties battered hard by the wind and the rain. and we're looking at one of the after-effects a sinkhole that closed a road here. road crews spent several hours getting stoney point road patched, where it intersected madron road. they just don't trust stoney poi
. >>> a 24 hour strike by union nurses at nine bay area hospitals ended at 7:00 this morning. nurses walked off their jobs because of contract issues with sutter health and hca health care over health benefits, sick pay and staffing levels. a spokeswoman in berkeley said the union is miss representing management proposals. it's the eighth such walk out since negotiations started more than 18 months ago. >>> the navy is in town not sailors from warships but mid- ship men for a game. >> reporter: they were spreading that cheer here at glide and at st. anthony's both teams participating in that bowl. the meal here the chris mall meal was served at around 2:00. here you see the usual, people sheltering from the rain, stopping by glide to get a meal. the need at st. anthony's was substantial. also was the needed help from volunteers. >> reporter: steps off this bus is young men a long way from home. the navy shipman team. >> it's a blessing to be able to serve people. >> reporter: they will help serve some 4,000 meals to the hungry, 20% of whom are veterans themselves. the navy team is in san fr
infringement in china. >>> union workers are allowed to picket on walk ways. picketing can be a legal component of collecting bargaining. the court says laws single out related content. >>> a new statewide emergency alert system is going into effect in the new year. beginning january first, the highway patrol can issue a so called silver alert. it will alert the immediate what, neighboring law enforcement if a person 65 or older who suffers from dementia or alzheimer's goes missing. sacramento assemblyman dickerson coauthored the law. >> you hear stories of people who wander and are gone hours or days totally disoriented we want to try to save those people. >> the alert system is similar to the amber alert for missing children. expect it won't be broadcast over the electronic highway signs on the freeway. about 30 other states already have similar silver alert programs. >>> honoring the 100th anniversary of san francisco's munni. free rides today. john fowler is live where he talked to riders and had some surprises about the railway. >> reporter: we've been watching munni ridership and the cars
creatively. >> that's really the slap in the face. >> reporter: but the san jose police officers union questions the timing as the department faces low moral, a high homicide rate and a dwindling force. >> we have six officers leaving this week. bringing our force dwindling down to less and less every day. it's kind of odd timing that this would be the item that we reach out to residents on. >> reporter: tonight we asked some san jose residents what they thought about the mailer. >> i think they do an excellent job. i don't think they have anything to fear, really. >> do you think you will notice it? >> no i will probably just throw it away. >> if there is a concern. i think citizens just typically just complain without having to be prompted. >> reporter: on the flip side the auditor says if you want to compliment an officer you can do that by going to the san jose police department's home page. reporting live in san jose, maureen naylor, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> one oakland leader now speaking out about that deal announced yesterday to keep the police department out of federal receive
a hole for the giant machine that will bore a tunnel for the central subway, through union square to chinatown. the problem is that the 40-foot diameter machine only goes one way. they planned to make a hole in morse beach to get the machine out of the ground. merchants have filed a lawsuit, saying the street closure and disruption would be problematic. so one option is to buy the former pagoda theater, moving the exit site. >> it probably would be easier. >> reporter: buying the property would add up to $8 million to the 1 del $6 million project. the other option is to leave the boring machine underground at one of the points marked in yellow. the sfmta would have to buy the machine, and permanently seal it in cement, adding 3 to $5 million to the total cost. >> the tunnel boring machines aren't meant to be buried or stored for any period of time. we would have to bury it there. >> reporter: the board meets to discuss the alternative. but time is running out. they must make a decision by february 1 so the contractor can finish the job. >>> the san rafael city council heard plan
to work laws. hundreds of union members rallied at the state capital in lansing. michigan is a union stronghold where the united auto workers were founded. the bill was voted by rick schneider. they ban unions from requiring private or public sector workers to join the union as part of their employment. this new law will result in lower pay for all workers. backers say the more than will help bring more jobs to michigan. >>> a florida judge this morning ordered george zimmerman to continue to wear a leg bracelet and to remain in sanford county. the judge also refused to lower zimmerman's $1 million bail. >>> the suspensions have been overturned for four nfl players involved in the so called bounty gate scandals. the ruling was made by taglia. despite vacating the suspensions, taglia found that three of the new orleans saints players participated in dangerous activity. >>> at this hour an investigation is going on into a fatal accident on mount hamilton in santa clara county. we'll show you why it's been hard to come up with answers to a crash. >>> the weather is changing rapidly. the
the union and hospitals broke down. and at one of the picket lines in berkeley that is where ktvu's cara liu joins us tonight. cara. >>> the picket line wrapped up out here earlier this afternoon but tonight a strike is very much still going on out here in berkeley. and at eight other hospitals across the bay area. >> 65, take aways for your project. more take aways than any contract. >> reporter: striking nurses outside of alta base summit in oakland. >> it is christmas eve but we wanted to show them that they need to take us back and negotiate our contract. >> reporter: replacement is expected for a second strike in san jose. regional medical center and good samaritan. >> union busting is disgusting. >> reporter: the california nurses association represents about 54,000 nurses at the nine hospitals, this is their eighth strike since negotiations began more than a year and a half ago. >> we have not talked about any raises. we just want to keep our contract as it is. >> reporter: key issues include health benefit, sick pay and staffing levels. >> take aways represent a major portion of what
crippled cargo deliveries. the clerical union is expected to vote on whether to ratify the agreement in about 2 weeks. while shippers and workers have worked out a deal, the national retail federation warns it's possible retailers could get left with some bare shelves during the holidays if the strike continued. plans are moving forward to allow big box retailers to do business in india. for years, walmart and other u.s. companies have been battling to set up shops there. the indian government has enough votes to pave the way for the retailers despite crisitism that bringing in big box stores will crush small shops and farmers. later this week, the indian parliament's upper house will debate the issue. details are emerging into how a fire at a bangledesh factory could have been avoided. the factory makes clothes for walmart and sears. last month, 100 people were killed in the fire. since 2005, more than 700 garment workers have died, according to a labor rights group. bloomberg news has uncovered in a recent meeting an official for walmart saying that paying for the upgrade of the fa
falling near union city. it looks like it has since broken away with some rain moderate at times falling over pleasant tonight and 680 -- pleasant and 680. we have -- pleasanton and 680. we have a snow advisory. blue canyon right a about 5,000. they will fluctuate throughout the weekend. we'll bring you more on what you can expect including a time frame to plan those holiday parties -- parties. >>> janine de la vega is live at san francisco international. a lot of flights getting canceled out there. >> reporter: that's right. there's been steady traffic here all morning. i just chicked the boards -- checked the boards there are numerous delays hans cancellations. the storm has brought in the wind and rain which has caused low visibility for pilots. that's caused delays of about 65 minutes. there's been 60 canceled flights. most of these are on commuter flights up and down the west coast. the lines at the security checkpoints are pretty backed -- packed. considerings we spoke to being affected -- passengers we spoke to being affected are trying to take it in stride. >> my plate is delayed
. a spokesman for alta base said the union is misrepresenting management proposals. it's the eighth such walk out since negotiations started more than 18 months ago. >>> from hospitals to coffee shops and cable cars lots of people spent all or part of this day at work. ktvu's lorraine blanco spoke about how people made the best of working on the holidays. >> reporter: just as familied shared holiday kwaáult time many people worked to keep the streets tidy in union square. to show tourists the prettiest parts of the city. >> i rather be home but it's okay. >> and of course to save the day when needed. >> it kind of comes with the territory. it's part of the job. we have some off we have some that we work. >> reporter: at starbucks in oakland it's a revolving door for those who need a jolt. the barristas are busy. >> somebody has to do it i guess. i worked on christmas. sometimes you get time and a half. >> reporter: if you own a business no holiday pay but for jesse patel and her husband max next door at their liquor store it's not so bad. >> i guess i don't mind. we'll close early so we'll b
line. it is the eighth strike since talks between the union and hospitals broke down. and at one of the picket lines in berkeley that is where ktvu's cara liu joins us tonight. cara. >>> the picket line wrapped up out here earlier this afternoon but tonight a strike is very much still going on out here in berkeley. and at eight other hospitals across the bay area. >> 65, take aways for your project. more take aways than any contract. >> reporter: striking nurses outside of alta base summit in oakland. >> it is christmas eve but we wanted to show them that they need to take us back and negotiate our contract. >> reporter: replacement is expected for a second strike in san jose. regional medical center and good samaritan. >> union busting is disgusting. >> reporter: the california nurses association represents about 54,000 nurses at the nine hospitals, this is their eighth strike since negotiations began more than a year and a half ago. >> we have not talked about any raises. we just want to keep our contract as it is. >> reporter: key issues include health benefit, sick pay and st
had plenty of fans at union square tonight. and shoppers had plenty of entertainment to get in the spirit. as for numbers? maybe a mixed bag. deep discounts are showing up. 50, 60, even 70%. but many in the westfield mall were empty handed just starting to shop perhaps, or like this family, already finished. >> we're done. done. completely done. just getting to enjoy the next couple of days with all the family. >> reporter: what do you think of the crowds? >> not as bad as i thought they would be. >> we started at 8:30. >> reporter: this morning. start time for three friends still shopping at 8:30 p.m. >> we still have a couple more stores. >> reporter: not procrastinators, a strategic plan. >> stores are open longer. there's more sales. >> also you get more for your money. so i love it. >> reporter: holiday sales are forecast to rise about 4% this year. just shy of the 5% uptick seen each of the past two years. >> this year's entry is my ugly christmas sweater. >> reporter: of course some things are one of a kind. not found in stores. >> jingle my bells. i got my santa. and
were meeting tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. to decide what to do. >>> meantime, the union representing workers at the port of oakland says its members are freed to ratify a four yearcontract. the deal comes after more than 500 workers walked off the job last month. it includes a $3,500 signing bonus for each employee. the union says the next step is to provide it to the union of port commissioners for approval. >>> in washington state, at least one business owner wants to take advantage of the marijuana law for recreational use. a bar owner in olympia has a private room upstairs where cigarette smoking is allowed. with not many people showing up, frank is hoping pot smoking will improve his bottom line. >> i have no customers. to bring in another type of a person to come in my establishment it is plus for me. >> local lawmakers are trying to anticipate what federal authorities might do. among the options, the u.s. could sue the state and try to prevent legal marijuana growing or selling. or try to cut funding, similar to states in the 1980s, to raise the minimum drinking age. >>> men low park
and controversy bill that will weaken labor unions now the bill will make it voluntary for workers to join unions. they would not be forced to pay dues even though the union would still bargain on their behalf. >> legislatures will move promptly and efficiently and when it arrives on my desk i plan on signing it. >> the right to work show it is right to work for less. >> democrats oppose the measure and the bill is expected to pass. 23 other states already have right to work laws. >>> time now 6:34, two people are in the hospital after an oakland police started. they tried to pull over a suspected driver and the car took off and crashed into a fence. it happened on bond street and the driver of the vehicle was taken away in handcuffs and the driver of the other car suffered minor injuries. >>> a little girl has no parents. her parents were shot to death outside their apartment around midnight on saturday. the little girl was inside the apartment and was not hurt. now she is in protective custody. police say this is not a murder/suicide. they are hoping somebody who was out saturday night may have
extra early because of the wet roads, although, the traffic has no major problems and through union city traffic looks good. and highway 101, the peninsular that traffic looks good on 280 as well. let's go to steve. >>> a weak front is moving through, light rain, not a lot, just taking some spots for some rain and cold air is working its way in. 38 degrees and a little bit of snow up in the sierra. the better news is the snow is coming down, even though we are fitting slow levels. partly sun nip and breezy, -- sunny and breezy and we will look at scattered showers into marin county and mill valley some say the rain has stopped but it's cold up there. richmond san rafael bridge, right near the golden gate bridge, also san leandro, hayward, san lorenzo back to fremont back over to east pound heading towards that direction, a little into the santa cruz area and temperatures will continue to drop as the cold air works its way in. so some of that cold air will be working its way in am 15s on the temperatures with your view showing this pattern is here. >>> health officials are urging people i
the governor after he pushed through two right to work laws. now union members actually tried to storm the state capital and police in riot gear blocked them. they needed to fast track the measures through a lame duck session. >> i don't see the need to have a public signing ceremony and this is not about us versus them. this is about us being michiganers. >> those who make $4,500 less than state who tonight have a right to work... >> it prevents unions from requiring public sector employees to join unions as part of their employment. >>> last night president barack obama and house speaker john boehner had a phone conversation and following the meeting, the white house offered a new proposal lowering its tax revenue from 1.6 trillion to 1.4 trillion. house speaker john boehner offered an undisclosed counteryesterday. >>> well, we want to take you out there live and there it is. it will leave in just 25 minutes and guess what it even includes whyfie an offers trips to sacramento and reno as well as trips from san jose to oakland to los angeles and the company is briefly operating in 2 -
, then moving south. here's a look at the scene, at san francisco's union square, was the wet weather didn't deter holiday shoppers. it is causing delays of up to 50 minutes at san francisco international airport. >>> in downtown alameda, people bundled up against the rain and chilly temperatures. we saw heavy showers throughout the afternoon. we have live team coverage tonight. we begin with matt keller, live in san jose. >> reporter: well, heather, 250 beds are available here at the james fbi cardo reception center in san jose. when it's cold and wet like today, all of them are taken. dozens more are given mats to sleep on. here's video of the line for the hot meal tonight. firefighters say the homeless population is especially vulnerable during these types of weather conditions. >> we're concerned about hypothermia and again, the cold weather can exacerbate existing health conditions. >> normally i'm downtown. i have a place to camp in a sleeping bag and i -- it's just the rain. the rain pushes us all inside, if you don't want to catch pneumonia. >> reporter: the firefighters say during
to the weekend. but the rain could not keep shoppers from hitting the stores today in union square in san francisco. people in downtown alameda brought out their hats and sweaters too. the east bay received heavy showers this afternoon and the streets were a little slick. in san jose workers in an emergency shelter say the beds have been filled every day this since cold weather began. dozens of homeless people are having to sleep on the floor tonight. firefighters are concerned about those outside suffering from hypothermia. south bay temperatures were 12 degrees below normal. mark tamayo has been tracking the weather system. you join us now with how much rain fell. it was chilly out there today. >> that was the main component of t . temperatures only in the low to mid 40s. rainfall took its time to get going but as you can see here, it did move through cause the entire bay area. rainfall totals were .20 of an inch. san jose, .14. as far as the cold temperatures, these are the highs from this afternoon. only in the 40s. 42 degrees in fairfield for the afternoon high. that would be an over
that could weaken the power of unions. [chanting] >> this is new video of the protesters this morning. the bill would make it voluntary for workers to join unions. they could not be forced to pay dues even though the union would still bargain on their behalf. >> you will have people that will be working right alongside you that will not have to pay union dues if you pay union dues but will still be able to get all of the benefits from being a union member. >> shouldn't people have the opportunity to say if they want to belong or not? and i think this could be good for economic development. >> democrats oppose the measure but republicans have a majority in the state legislature so the bill is expected to pass. this is a live look from the newschopper of some of the crowds that have gathered outside of the state capitol there in lancing, michigan. again, thousands of union members gathering to protest the so-called "right to work" legislation and that includes automakers, machinistens and others. a lot of -- machinists, a lot of support there. 23 states already have this right to work l
union said educators will discuss friday's mass shooting in an age appropriate manner. sandy hook students have not returned to class. they'll be moved to another facility. administrators say they won't return to classes until january. trucks carrying supplies have been leaving the school. on tuesday the white house spoke about the possibility of president obama supporting new legislation on weapons. >> he sports and would sport legislation that addresses the problem of the so-called gun show loophole. >> reporter: a new grass roots it group sent a delegation to washington tuesday to meet with the brady campaign to prevent gun violence and families of victims of the 1999 shooting at columbine high school. >> these people here before you because they refuse to be statistics. they don't want it to happen to the rest of you. >> reporter: more details have emerged. connecticut's medical examiner says nancy lanza was shot in the head four times while she slept. adam lanza is believed to have shot himself in the head. in newtown, connecticut. >> new information now from the nra, the nat
at oakland international airport are preparing to possibly go on strike this weekend. the union unite here local 2850 has been working without a contract since july 1st. the group says the earliest they would go on strike is saturday morning. at issue, medical insurance costs and a proposed wage freeze. the union says there have been promising conversations with airport food and beverage provider hms host but so far no contract. >>> a japanese diplomat pleaded no contest to domestic violence charges. 33-year-old yoshiaki nafaya is a vice council for japan working in san francisco. prosecutors say he allegedly used a screwdriver to stab his wife in the hand, knocked out one of her teeth and kicked her multiple times. nagaya faces a year in jail as part of a plea deal. his sentencing is scheduled for january 1st. >>> craig foosley showed up yesterday at houston elementary school. he said he wanted to protect the children following the school massacre following the massacre at newtown connecticut. he told the modesto bee he was a sergeant and had been deployed to iraq and afghanistan. now the
it, like, it's so close to you. >> the teachers union said educators will discuss friday's mass shooting in an age-appropriate manner. sandy hook elementary students had not yet returned to class. they'll be moved to another facility in a neighboring county. administrators say they won't return to classes until january. trucks carrying supplies have been leafing the school, which is still a crime scene. on tuesday the white house spoke about the possibility of president obama supporting new legislation on weapons. >> he supports and would support legislation that address it is problem of the so-called gun show loophole. >> a new grass roots group new town united sent a delegation to washington tuesday to meet with the brady campaign to prevent gun violence and families of the victims of the 1999 shooting. >> these people here before you because they refuse to be statistics. they've been through hell and back and don't want it to happen to the rest of you. >> more de tails emerge on the shootings. nancy lanza was shot in the head four times as she slept while adam lanza is believ
in dublin and union city. parts of the peninsular and right around boulder creek and in the east bay and towards fremont and milpitas and sunny veil as well. we showed you a lot of rain fall scattered around the bay area and we have readings in the upper 40s and 30s out towards santa rosa. we have showers and the possibility of a thunderstorm it will be dry put we can be with them and even in the chance only to mid-50s. yesterday we had a cold front and today we have speckled clouds which is cold unstable air which will hold onto shower chances that are forecast for today. as i mentioned tomorrow will be dry a chance of a shower by friday, especially friday night and into the weekend. >>> the total remortgage could expand according to the wall street journal. it has borrowers who oh more on the homes will also be eligible. they are potentially riskier loans given to the two agencies and that will require congressional approval. >>> homes rose more than expected in october, it shows the average price for a home in the 20 u.s. markets was up 4.3% in the last year and that's 2 / 10s of
traffic. union members picketed yesterday on behalf of nonunion members who they say have been mistreated. this coincides around one of the busiest times of the year at the airport. >> this is a busy time of year, a lot of passengers coming in and out of the airport, people will appreciate the work these concession workers do when they can't buy their candy on their way to grandma's house. >> reporter: union members have given a december 17th deadline to address complaints -- by union members. >>> survivors of the attack in pearl harbor will be honor today at the coast guard island in alameda. this tragedy sent the united states into world war ii. today's ceremony will include the arrival of veterans and world war ii era military members. >>> breaking news in the east bay. a car reportedly on fire up in the oakland hills. there's some video -- this was taken about six minutes ago. we're trying to identify particularly that location. you can see for yourself, the smoke billowing from an area in the 13000 block of campus drive. this is near merit college. no word of any injuries. but you ar
in august but an union representing freelance technical employees picketed at a game in los angeles. they wanted to establish standard wages and benefits for freelancers working live sporting events. they had fewer cameras because of the walkout. the pac 12 network said it is focused on an unclues sieve environment. >>> looking to grab a big win today. it gets tougher with tom brady and the new england patriots on the schedule for next sun apsunday night. they will keep an eye on collin kaepernak and they will take them on at 1:05 and if mario can't place because after bad shoulder. >> following "mornings on 2" this morning, it is fox nfl sunday and then cincinnati against the ben gallons. >>> bring a toy with you. volunteers will be at candlestick park collecting unwrapped toys. it is all part of the operation dream toy drive. they will be donateed to thousands of children who live in san francisco public housing. >>> mysterious light in the sky over texas. now a debate over what caused it. >> if you are looking to hit the slopes. things are looking good. we will tell you about the
, unions want to recall the governor after he pushed through two "right to work" laws. [. >> we are michigan! >> reporter: she is union members tried to storm the skate capitol yesterday. but the state police in riot gear, they blocked them. the republican-dominated house ignored democrats who wanted to delay passing those law us. it was passed through a lame- duck session. >> i don't see a need to have a public signing ceremony to overemphasize it. this is about us being michigan people. >> the state of michigan now becomes the 24th right to work state in america. it prevents unions from requiring private or public sector workers to pay dues. >>> just about 20 minutes ago, house speaker john boehner talked about a private phone conversation he had with president obama last night about that fiscal cliff situation. >> there were some offers that were exchanged back and forth yesterday. you know, the president and i had a pretty frank conversation about just how far apart we are. >> now, coming up for you at 7:45, political analysts jamie dupree will tell us about the two words we
. it also filed an unfair labor practice charge against the player yawne union saying its barginned in bad faith. the lock out is in its 91st day, no new negotiations scheduled. >>> and tomorrow's home final for the raiders will be on television. they were given a one day extense to sell out the game. they were able to do so and avoid the second local tv blackout of the season. after tomorrow their final two games on the road at the carolina panthers and san diego chargers. >> you may have noticed prices continue to fall at the pump and there could be more relief next week. experts say gas prices expected to fall to their lowest level of the year by monday the national average is expected to fall below $3.28 a gallon. a combination of high oil prices and supply shortages kept those prices up this year. here in california can the current average region leaded fuel price is $3.57. >>> several holiday toy give aways are scheduled for today. santa is going to hand out gifts at ten at a toy give away hosted by the haywood police department. at 10:30 harley riders will escort santa to the medic
on. >> the police union says the insert comes at a time when the department is dealing with low moral a high homicide rate, and dwindling force. >>> a bizarre attack reported. a squatter accused of attacking two men. how they escaped and they have proof a squatter tried to harm them. >>> right now we want to check in with tara who is in for sal. a little foggy in the east bay? >> yeah we have patches of dense fog in the danville, dublin area so drive slowly. right now we will start in the south bay 280 near san jose. traffic on the right hand side there northbound toward san francisco at race street a little bit sluggish this morning. at the bay bridge toll plaza we have gridlock. metering lights are on. give yourself a extra 15 minutes. in se know ma county near the raceway we had an earlier accident here. a car going over the embankment. the scene has been cleared but you can see traffic on 37 westbound still feeling the effects. here is an accident we believe was caused by the fog right lane blocked here on 680 southbound at sycamore valley road. give yourself extra time if you liv
to support life. it also came from the meeting of the geo physical union. >>> a fire district is reconsidering some of its protocols tonight after three firefighters were injured after responding to a traffic accident. they say precautions that were not taken yesterday might have prevented it. >> the fire engine is out of service for now. the accident happened during yesterday morning's rainstorm. firefighters responded to a minor car accident near the wilder road exit. the cars were on the shoulder and officials say the firefighters followed procedure for parking engines on freeways. >> we have a procedure that requires them to park at an angle to protect the scene >> fire officials say ideally they would have had a second engine blocking the lane a few hundred feet away for protection but with so many 911 calls the next closest engine responded to about emergency. >> we were extremely busy yesterday and didn't have two firefighters allocated to this particular emergency. if we had, the outcome may have been different. we're just not sure. >> a car clip the back of the diagon
, anywhere. . >>> union workers at the port of oakland this weekend voted to ratify a four-year contract, ending a nasty labor dispute. the deal comes after more than 500 workers walked off the job in november. deal includes a 2.5% cost of increase for 20 13-2014 and a l3500 signing bonus for each employee. the union says the next step is to present the tentative agreement to the board of port commissioners for approval. >> a preliminary hear willing continue on monday for a san francisco man accused of being a medical impersonator. 49-year-old carlos guzman-garza faces charges including theft of a physician assistant identity and practicing medicine without a license. prosecutors say nine victims have stepped forward with stories about botched procedures allegedly by guzman- garza at his derma clinic. is he accused of illegal performing facelifts as well as lip and buttock augmentations. >>> british police are pushing australian authorities for an investigation into the radio station at heart of that royal prank that apparently led a nurse to committee sued. the death has prompted an a
i told san francisco police union president about the video. his reaction, an exasperated look. in san francisco i'm john ktvu channel 2 news. >>> the san francisco deb e deputy charged with robbing a bank last month today entered not knot guilty plea. 36-year-old phil leadership song accused of killing $1700 bank of america in the richmond district. police say they tracked him down through surveillance video and fingerprint on a though the handed to teller. >>> quick act san francisco police officer save the life of a newborn baby who was born in the middle of the street this morning. when offers arrived the newborn wasn't breathing. and dramatic rescue effort unfolded in a patrol car. one officer performed cpr. >> both thought about their own children as this was occurring and they were quite pleased with the outcome. >> the way by's mother who police tell us is 39s old was also take top hospital if both see and her newborn are doing well. >>> a man surround arrest on dui and hit and run charge was a crashing his truck into an apartment building narrowly missing two children
pictures from union square in san francisco, chilly and damp all day. coming up our chief meteorologist bill martin will tell us how long the conditions will last and the changes in store in his bay area forecast. >>> one month since the election but now it is official, they cast their votes today to reelect president obama. ktvu's ken pritchett is live where we learned one of the members is a young woman from the east bay. right? >> reporter: right. on the first monday according to federal law, today, first monday after the second wednesday in december they will meet in each state and cast the votes for president and vice president. it is not a secret process but one that goes unnoticed. >> reporter: she was helping to finish what we started on election night, the reelection of a president. she is one of 55 members of the electoral college. on the floor the delegates gathard, each chosen by a- gathered, each chosen by a california member of congress. >> that means everything. >> this is an amazing part of the presidential election process. >> reporter: they are pledged to a certain can
at school. >> it is sad. we got to keep going with our lives as well. >> reporter: the teacher's union says educators will discuss friday's mass shooting in an age appropriate manner. sandy hook elementary students have not yet returned to class. they will be moved to another facility in a neighboring county. administrators say they won't return to classes until january. >> trucks carrying supplies have been leaving the school, which is still a crime scene. the tragedy even has lawmakers normally am support of gun rights, discussing gun control. like senator joe mansion of west virginia. >> we had 20 beautiful babies that were slaughtered. that cannot be tolerated in america. >> reporter: a new grass roots group, newtown united, sent a delegation to washington tuesday to meet with the brady campaign to prevent gun violence and families of victims of the 1999 shooting at columbine high school. >> these people here before you, because they refuse to be statistics. they've been through hell and back. and they don't want it to happen to the rest of you. >> reporter: funerals began monday for th
. the labor union worked on making picket signs in the event that they are needed. union members have been without a contract since june. >> they take away health insurance and they freeze my wage, well you know i'll just be working to pay my hell insurance and i won't have nothing to support my family with. >> reporter: united has given hms host until midnight thursday to agree to a new contract, other wise they say they will walk off their jobs. >>> two men had been charged in connection with the shooting death of two teenage girls in oakland last month. investigators say 18-year-old yante powell of oakland faces two counts of murder with special circumstances. a 19-year-old antonio edwards also of oakland is charged with being an accessory. police say 15-year-old raquel gristol and bobby fontane were sitting with powell and edwards when they were gunned down. more than 30 rounds were fired. >>> the piedmont police department announced the new chief while san jose loses yet another high ranking officer. the department appointed rikki goede as chief. before moveing to the bay area she wor
airport spent tonight getting ready for a possible labor action later this afternoon. the labor union worked on making picket signs in the event that they are needed. union members have been without a contract since june. >> they take away health insurance and they freeze my wage, well you know i'll just be working to pay my hell insurance and i won't have nothing to support my family with. >> reporter: united has given hms host until midnight thursday to agree to a new contract, other wise they say they will walk off their jobs. >>> two men had been charged in connection with the shooting death of two teenage girls in oakland last month. investigators say 18-year-old yante powell of oakland faces two counts of murder with special circumstances. a 19-year-old antonio edwards also of oakland is charged with being an accessory. police say 15-year-old raquel gristol and bobby fontane were sitting with powell and edwards when they were gunned down. more than 30 rounds were fired. >>> the piedmont police department announced the new chief while san jose loses yet another high ranking offic
the bay southbound from hayward to union city this traffic looks good. bay bridge toll plaza not a bad commute here for morning commute. it's not lighter than usual. but it's only about 15 minutes before you make et on the bridge. now here is steve. >>> thank you, sal. a very cold morning. lots of 20s showing up. even mid 30s in san francisco. so it's cold for everybody. freeze warnings out goes until 8:00. freeze warning for the north bay. frost advisory for everyone else. temperatures critical minimum. don't forget the plants and pets. 28 in santa rosa. 28 napa. 28 fairfield. but there is a lot of -- 27 yountville. 25 kenwood. 25 out toward grayton. so it's cold for all. lee ma valley 27 degrees too. up in tahoe one degree with freezing fog. 28 redding. for those heading north there is already winter storm warning out from grants pass north. i know a lot of people head up i-5. the snow level around redding for tomorrow not today tomorrow night into friday could be around 500,000 feet to 2,000 feet before it lifts. you can see that rain turning to snow that far away from portland. thi
parkway and union city. moving the maps around and out towards san ramoan and antioch and discovery bay. it this is the one organized area of rainfall. out to around the bethal island as well. the rain showers have been decreasing somewhat. a few scattered shoufrss s -- showers to the north bay. one sellout of nap a. as far as the forecast. here it is. multiple storms -- napa. as far as the forecast. here it is. the multiple storms coming in. the first one today, the second one moving in tomorrow and then the third one sunday. for the weekend, rainfall, heaviest rainfall for the morning hours, sunday, the strongest storm. rainfall expectations could be 3-1/2 inches, around the bay itself, 1-2 and the santa cruz mountains, 3 inches, keeping an eye on the river levels up there and the creek from the the streams because they have been rising already and that trend will continue into the weekend. a winter storm warning in mace for the slopes and the sierra until 9:00 on sunday. 2-5 feet. i will plan on the delays and possible road closures, keep that in mind heading to the sierra this weeke
are affiliated with the hospital corporation of america. the nurse's union are at odds over health benefits and sick days. >> back to mike. there we go. >>> row, the waterfront -- redwood city, it served its last meal. dozens of people who live on boats in the harbor will have to leave to make room for a planned parking lot as well as a luxury condo complex. they gathered at the restaurant to say one last good-bye. >> it is sad to this close this place. it is more than a restaurant. it as land mark. institution. >> not just for my family but for a lot of people in redwood city. >> he said he will live on in a new location in redwood city >>> we saw the pictures from the sierra where it is very snowy. and allie has been in the rain and wind. >> rosemary? >> up here and everywhere? >> a break at all if they have the last minute shoping to do today? >> i would say wait. stay indoors. maybe have some breakfast. snuggle up with the kiddos. we will see it pass through and this morning we are being hammered. already, roadway flooding in santa rosa. and bay bridge p advisory, very gusty conditions
a separate union contract. >>> there is a renewed sense of urgency as america inches closer to the fiscal cliff come the new year, now the president is meeting with congressional leaders at the white house, kyla campbell joins us live from dc. >> reporter: tara, some members of congress hope this meeting will produce a deal but others say the situation is hopeless and this meeting is just for show. we are taking a live look outside the white house, still not sure whether we are going to get video from the high stakes negotiations, harry reid and mitch mcconnell and john boehner and nancy pelosi are joining president obama and the vice-president. the white house insists the president is not putting new offers on the table but there are reports of a compromise to raise tax rates for them. both sides say thar are disappointed. >> it is totally a lack of courage to deal with these issues. from washington to wall street there is a sense of gloom but the prospects of deal. here in dc a new furlough warning went out to federal workers, deep spending cuts and tax hikes go into effect for every 1
league and nhl players union are back at work trying to save what is left of the hockey season. more than half the season has already been lost. but they are scheduled to meet in new york today. those talks did not include owners or players. sources say the league is hoping for a settlement that will allow a 48 game season starting in mid january. >>> time is 4:56. coming up we are following overnight news in san francisco. a fire and gas leak is causing big problems in one neighborhood. >>> the clock is ticking toward the midnight deadline. frantic last minute effort to prevent the u.s. from going over the cliff. >>> and we will take a look at some of your traffic in the south bay next. well, well, well. growing up, we didn't have u-verse. we couldn't record four shows at the same time. in my day, you were lucky if you could record two shows. and if mom was recording her dumb show and dad was recording his dumb show then, by george, that's all we watched. and we liked it! today's kids got it so good. [ male announcer ] get u-verse tv with a total home dvr included free for life. only $29
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